Signs your water heater needs to be repaired
Your water heater likely needs a repair if it:
- Isn’t giving you any hot water. This could mean a faulty burner (in gas units) or heating element (in electric units). It could also mean mineral deposits are building up around the heating element, preventing it from properly heating your water.
- Gives low water pressure. Do you notice low hot water pressure on multiple plumbing fixtures? Sometimes this means a problem with a distribution line, but more often than not, the problem is caused by mineral deposits building up inside your pipes, reducing the pressure coming from your tank.
- Is making strange noises. If you hear a popping or crackling sound, that usually means you have mineral deposits building up inside your tank. You’ll need a plumber to flush them out.